After exercise, it’s important to refuel your body and gain back those calories you lost while working up a sweat. No matter how strenuous or relaxed your workout, eating well after physical activity is highly recommended.
Complex carbohydrates and protein help encourage muscle recovery and provides your body with an energizing reboost post-workout. Keeping these essentials in mind, here are a few of our favorite recipes for after exercise:
1. Brussels Sprout Veg Smoothie
This green smoothie is loaded with vegetable-based protein, making it perfect for muscle recovery!
2 celery ribs 1 1/2 cups Romaine lettuce 2 large Brussels sprouts 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons cilantro 1/4 of your favorite orange – peel and seeds removed 1/4 avocado – peeled and seed removed
Simply place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Pour in a glass and enjoy!
2. Delicious Broccoli-Grape Salad
Broccoli is loaded with protein and grapes are a complex carbohydrate! Try this salad after your next workout.
2 heads fresh broccoli – cut into bite sized florets 1/2 cup celery – diced fine 1/2 cup green onion – sliced thin 1 cup organic seedless green grapes 1 cup organic seedless red grapes 1/2 cup organic raisins 1/2 cup pecan pieces
Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Top with your favorite plant-based dressing and toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!
3. Black Bean and Avocado Salad
This protein-packed salad